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  Friday, Jan. 11, 2019  
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Sen. Jeff Flake, ‘This American Life’ producer Zoe Chace are Chancellor’s Lecture Series guests Jan. 17
Fresh from a term that included several highly publicized ideological clashes with the president, former Sen. Jeff Flake will visit Vanderbilt Jan. 17 to explain his hopes for American politics going forward.
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Tickets now available for Angie Thomas’ Feb. 13 lecture at Langford Auditorium
Tickets to attend the Feb. 13 Vanderbilt lecture by Angie Thomas, best-selling author of “The Hate U Give,” are now available for Vanderbilt staff, students and faculty. Tickets are free and available online at Ticketweb and through the Sarratt Student Center Box Office.
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Art professor receives dual honors for groundbreaking work
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Fine Arts Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is the recipient of a prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman grant.
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Vanderbilt increases presence in Edu-Scholar rankings
Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in “Education Week’s” annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.
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Special education researchers highlight moderator analysis in ‘Exceptional Children’ special issue
Peabody College’s Douglas Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs served as guest editors of the January issue of “Exceptional Children.”
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Faculty invited to professional development offerings this spring
Faculty are invited to a series of development workshops, webinars and writing sessions to be held throughout the spring 2019 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life.
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School for Science and Math students place in national competition
Three members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt’s senior class have been named as semifinalists in this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search.
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Employees: Beware of scam calls offering printing supply services
Employees across the university should be vigilant and aware of recent phone calls from scammers claiming to be from office supply vendors.
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Save the date: 2019 Summer Camp Fair is Feb. 28
The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host the 2019 Summer Camp Fair on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Light Hall North Lobby. The free fair is a great opportunity for families and students to speak to camp representatives about summer camp opportunities.


Take Note

School of Nursing diversity lecture to feature nonverbal speaker and disability advocate Jan. 14

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

Health Plus will come to you

Vandy Cooks: Get protein smoothie recipes Jan. 17

Applications now being accepted for Vanderbilt Green Fund projects

Volunteers needed for study exploring Alzheimer’s risk


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Registration for 2019 REDCap Day event opens
· JAN ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Drew Gaffney
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center MLK lecture: Lance Robertson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
· JAN ·
  Sports and Society Initiative continues yearlong Olympics series with VU professor Lutz Koepnick
· JAN ·
  MLK Day lecture: ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Equity—Our Collective Responsibility’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nature: How four winning mentors help to build skills and dispel doubt
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente is quoted.
NPR: A blue clue in medieval teeth may bespeak a woman’s artistry circa 1,000 A.D.
Cynthia Cyrus, vice provost for learning and residential affairs, is quoted. The Atlantic also quoted Cyrus in a related article. Additionally, Science magazine quoted both Cyrus and Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology, in a related piece.
The Conversation: Let them eat more fat? Researcher argues that a balance of types of fat is the key
Heidi Silver, research associate professor of medicine, discusses her research on high-fat diets.
Reader’s Digest: 50 expert-approved ways to lose weight after 50
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Management, is quoted.
Forbes: An institute for law and innovation
Cat Moon, adjunct professor of law, explains the vision behind Vanderbilt’s Program on Law and Innovation.
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